Audio of Weekly WRFG Labor Forum Programs







March 25, 2019

March 18, 2019 Spring Pledge Drive! Students from KSUnited on the struggle against racist events on campus, Jacklyn Izrael (Domestic Workers Alliance) on uplifting wages for housekeepers, nannies, and home care workers


August 20, 2018  History: Nat Turner. Update on the Anthony Hill murder trial. Us Protecting Us. Ramsey Abdullah, Ready Reserve Cargo agent for Delta, discusses the struggle for a Union.

July 02, 2018 Troy Walcott, IBEW Local #3 and Lovette Kargo-Thompson, Atlanta leader of BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration)

June 25, 2018

June 18, 2018

June 11, 2018

June 4, 2018

May 28, 2018 African Liberation Day and excerpts from Baba Mukasa’s speech given during the Atlanta ceremony. Sheila Bennet, President of the Driver and Monitor Advisory Board, discusses Dekalb Bus Driver Strike.

May 21, 2018

May 14, 2018

May 07, 2018

April 16, 2018: Winnie Mandela Pt. 2 read by Dawn Oneal. Ken Mitchell and Linda Pogue from disABILITY LINK discuss the formation of US Protecting US in response to the police murder of people with disabilities. Traci Drummond, GSU Southern Labor Archives, and Andrew Reisinger, Graduate Student and Oral History archivist, discuss events for the 50th anniversary of The Great Speckled Bird.

April 09, 2018 Endless War, Imperialism and Syria. Dawn shares history of Winnie Mandela. Marshall Rancifer, Justice For All Coalition and Outreach Coordinator for Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless, discusses struggles related to homelessness in Atlanta.

April 02, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike. Oklahoma City teachers strike. Erica Iheme, AFSCME, calls in from Memphis for “I AM 2018” Campaign. Linda Willis, an organizer for Poor People’s Campaign, discusses the history of the campaign and the intentions moving forward.

March 26, 2018:  Dawn Oneal reads an essay on police violence, Stephon Clark, and student walkout critique.  Marnie Bell Ferguson discusses Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the US’s inadequacies in providing substantial and lasting aid

March 19, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Marielle Franco. Neil Gluckman, IATSE #927, and his son Eric, discuss the Decatur High School Walk Out. ATU #732 member Nikita Howard, and former Senator Vincent Fort discuss developments in the expansion of public transportation in Atlanta.

March 12, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Iya Fulani Sunni-Ali. Yvonne Jones from Detroit, discusses conference against austerity measures. Erica Iheme, AFSCME, discusses the “I AM 2018” campaign

February 27, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Erica Garner and Muhiydin Moye. Stanley Smalls, ATU Local 732, discusses February 14th MARTA Mobility Strike

February 19, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Radical Black Peace Activism. Dante Strabino discusses Durham trials for Aug 14 Confederate statue toppling. Ebone Williams, North North Georgia Labor Council, discusses February 24th event Working Peoples Town Hall and Janus vs AFSCME

January 29, 2018  His/Her/Theirstory: Patrisse Khan-Cullors. Raymond Partolan discusses DACA. UAW #869 Executive Board member, Martha Grevatt calls in to discuss what workers should know about the fraudulent Honduran elections

January 15, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Dr. King and Labor Organizing. Greg Fan of AFSCME Local 3 and comrades discuss fight for wage increase in Dekalb County. Audio from prisoner and inormation of Florida prison strike, Operation PUSH.

January 8, 2018 His/Her/Theirstory: Founding of African National Congress. Raul Jiminez of Durham discusses toppling Confederate monument and upcoming trial. Marshall Rancifer discusses homeless outreach during cold and difficult temperatures as well as the struggle to provide necessary resources


December 4, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: Movement Against Sexual Harassment; Review of previous weeks event; Olivia (9 to 5 Working Woman) discuss Sexual Harassment and Workplace Descrimination and Nation Hot Line (1-800-522-0925)

November 20, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: Bogalusa Labor Massacre 1919; Stanley Smalls (ATU) and Paris Baldwin (Prartransit Worker) discuss low wages in MARTA Mobility and struggle for affordable health care; Dr. Cynthia Hewitt (Morehouse University Sociology Professor) discusses educating students on contemporary labor movements while linking up students directly with movement members

November 13, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: 1928 United Fruit Colombia Strike; Courtney Rowlings on Unionizing Emory University Graduate Students, Nolan Hack on educating the community about who their public schools are named after

August 7, 2017 His/Her/Theirstory: Black August; Monteria Robinson and the murder of her son by US Marshals; Job With Justice on the Nissan workers vote, effects of anti-union propaganda on the decision, and successes from the campaign

July 31, 2017 :: Audio Temporarily Unavailable::

July 24, 2017 History: Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill; The life and music of Joyce Brookshire

July 10, 2017 (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video link: Zan Thornton, ADAPT member, and Rita Valenti, a nurse and activist in the single-payer movement, discuss healthcare crisis in disability communities.

July 03, 2017 History: 26th of July Movement; Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez, Secretary General of Cuba’s Hotel and Tourism Union

June 26, 2017 (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video link: Ajamu Baraka (Black Alliance For Peace) and Taryn Fivek (International Action Center) interview about United National Anti-War Coalition Conference

June 19, 2017  His/Herstory: 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott; Atlanta City Council Finance Vote, Turner Field Communities/TentCityATL/Community Benefits Agreement (CBA); MARTA Mobility Under Private Subcontractors and Paratransit Worker and Rider Struggles

April 24, 2017  (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video links: Mammal Gallery and Glory Kilanko of Women Watch Afrika on ICE Detention of Somali Immigrants

April 17, 2017  History: May Day in Mexico; Adelina Nichols of Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) ; Shelea Haskins from Roanoke, Virginia and Manzoor Cheema of N.C. ; May Day Organizing

April 10, 2017  History: Dr. King’s 1967 Riverside Speech; Unionizing Emory Graduate Students: Jonathan Basile and Anais Fern Stentson; Building Trade Unions: Randy Beall and Mitch Boyd

April 3, 2017  I-85/75 closure; Rev. Fahed Abu-Akel on Black and Palestinian Liberation Conference; Illise Cohen on Sanctuary City/Campus

March 27, 2017 (Audio Unavailable) Please visit video links: Allison Johnson and Douglas Dean on GSU/Carter Development and a fight for a Community Benefits Agreement

March 20, 2017 History: 2006 May Day; ATU Local 732 on HB 160, Transit Governance and Funding, Privatization; Black Workers for Justice, Southern Workers Assembly

March 13, 2017  History: Lucy Parsons; Violeta Hernandez and Nelly Rodriguez of The Coalition of Immokalee Workers; Fare Foods Campaign; Farm Workers

March 6, 2017   History: Internation (Working) Woman’s Day; Marilyn Lee of 9 to 5 Working Woman Atlanta

February 27, 2017  History: Trayvon Martin; Dean Steed (SNapCo) on Deaundre Phillips case; Todd Treder (UAW 9) on 9 month Honeywell lock-out

January 16, 2017  History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Shannon Reaz of Atlanta Jobs With Justice, Labor in the new Presidency

January 9, 2017  History: German Coast Uprising 1811; Traci Drummond (Southern Labor Archives); William Flanagan (President American Postal Workers Union Local 32); Stop Staples Campaign Victory

January 2, 2017  History: Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp; Upcoming Events; Blynne Olivieri and the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women (21 Jan ’17)


October 17, 2016  History: 1968 Olympics Tommie Smith and John Carlos; Kennesaw State University Students and Faculty against Sam Olens as University President, Harvard Workers Strike

October 10, 2016 History: Leonard Peltier

October 3, 2016   History: Joe Hill; Many Rivers To Cross, Students and Community work for GSU Community Benefits Agreement, Fight For 15, Upcoming Events

September 26, 2016  MidnightInAmerica March and Solidarity with Charlotte Resistance, Housing Justice (Renters Crisis), Task Force For the Homeless (Peachtree and Pine)

September 19, 2016  History: Standing Rock Sioux; IATSE #927 Union Victory, Interviews From Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance

September 12, 2016  History: Christiana Resistance of 1852; ATU Local 732, MARTA Expansions and Privatization; ATL Raise Up, National Moral Day of Action; A Song from Standing Rock

September 5, 2016  :::AUDIO TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE:: Music and Audio clips from 24-hour community gathering to indict former APD officer, James Burns, who killed unarmed black youth, Caine Rogers

August 29, 2016  History: Luisa Moreno; September 9th Prisoners Strike, United Students Against Sweatshops at Georgia State University

August 22, 2016   9 to 5 Working Women, Women’s Equal Pay Day, ATL For All and the Opportunity School District (School Takeover) Bill

August 15, 2016  History: 1997 UPS Strike; Fight For $15 and a Union Conference (Richmond, VA); AFL-CIO and the Relationships Between Economics and Social Justice

August 8, 2016  History: Lamar Smith; Operation Whiplash; Arts and Resistance

August 1, 2016  History: Bombing Of Hiroshima; “Quality Of Life” Arrests/Minor Drug Offenses/Excessive Court and Probation Fees; Democratic Convention

July 25, 2016  History: 1898 Invasion of Puerto Rico; “Da Kink In My Hair,” performing at Horizon Theatre, interview with Actor Equity members and actresses Maiesha McQueen & Minka Wiltz

July 18, 2016  Importance of Community Radio & Independent Media (WRFG), Labor Resolution on BLM and Police Accountability, #ATLisREADY and Atlanta Protests for Police Accountability

July 11, 2016   History: Ida B Wells; Importance of Community Radio & Independent Media, Protests against Police/State Violence after Alton Sterling/Philando Castile murders, Housing Justice League and the Atlanta Renter’s Crisis #RenterCrisisATL

July 4, 2016     History: Fredrick Douglas speech on the 4th of July; Importance of Independent Media, Music of Revolution/Rebellion/Liberation, WRFG Summer Pledge Drive

June 27, 2016   History: Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

June 20, 2016   History: 1943 Detroit Riot; White House Women’s Summit, French Protest and Strikes For Workers Rights

June 13, 2016    History: Juneteenth; Orlando Massacre at Pulse Night Club, Jasmine Richards Case, Felony Lynching, Emancipation and Today’s Struggles/Movements

June 7, 2016

June 6, 2016       History: 1968 Dagenham Strike For Equal Pay; Muhammad Ali, Rise Up Activists discuss Anthony Hill and Robert Olsen’s arraignment, Verizon Strike Victory

May 30, 2016      History: Memorial Day; Interfaith Protest at ICE Field Office, Immigration raids/detention and its effects on families, McDonalds Stockholder Meeting and Fight For $15

May 23, 2016       History: Yuri Kochiyama; Faculty Forward: Duke University adjunct professors and living wage/union; Civil Rights and Criminal Defense Attorney discuss School To Prison Pipeline

May 16, 2016       History: Diane Nash; Freedom University student and allies discuss their protest and arrest at Georgia Board of Regents meeting on May 10th

May 9, 2016         Detroit Teacher 2-day Sick Out for full payment; National Association Of Letter Carriers, community role of Postal Workers and Stamp Out Hunger Campaign

May 2, 2016          OSHA and worker’s health and safety; NYC May Day March

April 25, 2016       Information on Upcoming May Day Festival; Rise Up Georgia members discuss mobilization against the Stone Mountain Klan rally

April 18, 2016       CWA Local 2204 and the Verizon Worker Strike; Impact of state violence and displacement of Palestinians by Israel and police murders and gentrification in the US

April 11, 2016        Duke Students and Workers in Solidarity(DSWS) and their occupation of the University Presidents Office; ATL Raise Up and Strike Day for Fight For $15

April 4, 2016          Discussion on the value of Community Radio and Independent Media

March 28, 2016     Motivation & Consequences of Religious Liberty legislation in Georgia; Opportunity School District in the context of equality and democratic participation

March 21, 2016      GLAHR, Rally In Defense of Our Families and Communities; resistance to Opportunity School District

March 14, 2016      Fight against MARTA Mobility privatization; Southern Workers School (Raleigh, North Carolina)

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